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Jason LaRue

40-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 210   DOB: 3/19/1974   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Dallas Baptist (TX)   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason LaRue Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Cardinals in November of 2009.

September 18, 2010  –  Jason LaRue News

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LaRue said Saturday he intends to retire as result of the severe concussion he sustained in the Aug. 10 bench-clearing brawl with the Reds, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 30 AAA LOU 3 13 10 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 .100 .154 .400 .554
2005 31 MAJ CIN 110 422 361 38 93 41 27 0 14 60 0 0 41 101 5 2 13 .258 .353 .449 .801
2006 32 AAA LOU 2 8 8 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
2006 32 MAJ CIN 72 230 191 22 37 13 5 0 8 21 1 0 27 51 3 1 8 .194 .317 .346 .663
2007 33 AAA OMA 4 15 12 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 .083 .214 .167 .381
2007 33 MAJ KAN 66 195 169 14 25 13 9 0 4 13 1 0 17 66 3 2 4 .148 .240 .272 .512
2008 34 MAJ STL 61 189 164 17 35 13 8 1 4 21 0 0 15 20 3 2 5 .213 .296 .348 .643
2009 35 MAJ STL 51 112 104 10 25 5 3 0 2 6 1 0 3 22 1 0 4 .240 .288 .327 .615
2010 36 MAJ STL 29 63 56 3 11 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 5 7 1 0 1 .196 .274 .321 .596
Career  (View All)     922 3,103 2,719 307 627 251 148 7 96 348 14 11 237 760 22 18 107 .231 .317 .396 .713

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Jason LaRue: MLB Games Played By Position

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2010 28 1
2009 43 2

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Jason LaRue Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 30 AAA LOU 13 10 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 70% .000 .300
2005 31 MAJ CIN 422 361 9.7% 23.9% 0.41 72% .321 .191
2006 32 AAA LOU 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .286 .125
2006 32 MAJ CIN 230 191 11.7% 22.2% 0.53 73% .220 .152
2007 33 AAA OMA 15 12 0% 20% 0.00 75% .111 .084
2007 33 MAJ KAN 195 169 8.7% 33.8% 0.26 61% .212 .124
2008 34 MAJ STL 189 164 7.9% 10.6% 0.75 88% .221 .135
2009 35 MAJ STL 112 104 2.7% 19.6% 0.14 79% .288 .087
2010 36 MAJ STL 63 56 7.9% 11.1% 0.71 88% .191 .125
Career     3,103 2,719 7.6% 24.5% 0.31 72% .285 .165

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Jason LaRue: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Cardinals transferred LaRue (concussion) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

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LaRue (concussion) has been placed on the 15-day DL, the Cards' official site reports.

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The Cardinals are strongly considering placing LaRue on the disabled list, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. LaRue suffered a concussion and badly bruised ribs in Tuesday's benches-clearing brawl against the Reds.

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LaRue suffered a concussion during a bench-clearing brawl in Tuesday's game, FoxSportsMidwest.com reports.

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The Cardinals activated LaRue (hamstring) from the DL on Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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LaRue (hamstring) is scheduled to return to the team on Tuesday after taking batting practice on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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The Cardinals placed LaRue (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jason LaRue.

2010

Playing behind one of the best catchers in baseball has given LaRue a few extra years in The Show. As Yadier Molina's caddy, he has six home runs and a sub-.230 batting average the last two seasons. He's signed on for another season in St. Louis, but by now you should know what he's capable of.

2009

This is Jason LaRue. You know what he is. He hit .213 as a backup to Yadier Molina last year, and he's likely to do similarly this year. He'll be 35 on Opening Day, and Bryan Anderson isn't far from the majors. The end of the road is coming soon.

2008

LaRue is coming off his worst year as a major leaguer, hitting just .148 with four home runs in 66 games serving as John Buck's backup. He still has a strong arm from behind the plate, but is virtually useless when standing next to it. He was signed by the Cardinals to fill the same role for the Cardinals and Yadier Molina, and you can expect more of the same out of him with a low average, little power and a great arm.

2007

The Royals liked John Buck so much they went out and got a more veteran version of him. LaRue's 2006 season was soiled by a knee injury that he tried to come back too quickly from, and then by the emergence of David Ross at the plate. He's better than what he showed last year, but even at his best, he's going to be a low-average, high-strikeout hitter. He'll make up for some of that with his power, and for the Royals with his arm, but you don't want him as your first-string catcher on your fantasy team.

2006

The Reds surprisingly received solid production from their catching combo in 2005, aided in part by LaRue's improved batting eye. He'll never hit for average, but LaRue offers some power from the catcher's spot, certainly something that's rare enough in the NL.

2005

The impact of LaRue's slightly-above-average power is nullified by his poor batting eye and resultant batting average. Don't go out of your way to acquire him for more than the league minimum in an attempt to acquire counting stats.

2004

LaRue has been consistently mediocre throughout his career. The potential always looms that he could have a token Damian Miller-esque breakout season, but for the most part he remains the typical $1 catcher.

2003

LaRue has never been a favorite of manager Bob Boone, due to his defense. While LaRue's prowess at throwing out runners is unquestioned (he led the majors by throwing out 45.2% of attempted baserunners), his receiving skills are shaky. He had 20 passed balls in 2002, leading the major leagues. LaRue isn't much better at the plate than behind it, with just limited power and mediocre plate discipline.